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Engine & Transmission > Driveshaft into transmission yoke - procedure? (5 replies - 5136 views)

Ron, I inadvertantly caught the spring in the lip seal with the splined shaft and could not understand why the shaft would not go in easily.  ...   07-08-2005 09:19 pm

Brakes > Rear Brake Adjustment (8 replies - 10929 views)

Ron, JHs with the Lockheed rear drum brakes use the handbrake for adjustment as you describe.  I am unfamiliar with the earlier Girling rear brake systems. Jim ...   06-16-2005 02:35 am

Cooling > Electric Cooling Fan (20 replies - 24488 views)

I have noticed that Flex-A-Lite has a "Flex-a-lite model 365 Scirocco fan" that looks very interesting.  It is close in dimensions and only 2 1/2" deep ...   06-10-2005 02:52 am

Ignition > Starter (10 replies - 12013 views)

Andrew, According to my records the following are Lucas P/Ns that are equivalent: 25615 = 25691 = 25710 = 25743 = 28691 = S3116 My starter catalog ...   06-07-2005 03:09 pm

Miscellaneous > Transmission oil fill plug (5 replies - 5910 views)

Paul, The filler plug and the drain plug are identical.  They are both P/N 93091.  As I recall, all the transmission hardware is SAE and not ...   06-06-2005 04:44 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Tachometer needle pins when starting (6 replies - 7390 views)

Judson, THANKS!! You were "spot on".  My Pertronix coil does have an internal resistor so I disconnected the white/yellow at starter and coil ends and tach ...   06-05-2005 01:42 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tachometer needle pins when starting (6 replies - 7390 views)

When I turn my key to the start position (starter cranking) my tach needle rapidly swings up past 8000 and pins.  When I release the ...   06-04-2005 11:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Clutch return spring bracket (3 replies - 5195 views)

Andrew, I cobbled the grommet from a "Mr. Gasket" generic shift boot sold at my local AdvanceAuto store.  I believe it costs about $8.  It's far ...   06-04-2005 11:06 am

Engine & Transmission > Clutch return spring bracket (3 replies - 5195 views)

Here's a picture.  Jim ...   06-03-2005 11:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > transmission fluid (3 replies - 5443 views)

Andrew, It is not uncommon to have engine oil specified for manual transmissions.  For the JH the 20-50 works well.  I believe many have tried variations ...   06-03-2005 05:20 pm

Carburetors > Engine and Valve cover breathers (12 replies - 10854 views)

Please remember that an important function of the "airbox" is to capture the liquid and let it drain back.  If you note the airbox is ...   06-03-2005 05:02 pm

Carburetors > Engine and Valve cover breathers (12 replies - 10854 views)

Hello Wayne, The large breather hose that comes from the rear of the block goes into the "air box" on the factory original.  On later models ...   06-02-2005 11:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Attachement points for clutch cable (2 replies - 4310 views)

Hello Andrew, On my car the top tab connects to a small L bracket that attaches to the PDWA and the bottom tab connects to the ...   06-02-2005 07:07 pm

Cooling > Electric Cooling Fan (20 replies - 24488 views)

George and Judson, Thanks for the replies.  It apparantly is quite feasible to convert to an electric fan cooling system.  I am not quite sure if there ...   05-26-2005 04:41 pm

Cooling > Electric Cooling Fan (20 replies - 24488 views)

Has anyone switched "completely" to an electric cooling fan and eliminated the engine driven fan?  If so, can you relate your experience, type of fan, ...   05-24-2005 09:15 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Battery Size and Type (10 replies - 13645 views)

I too have found the Group 56 to fit nicely.  The height of the 51 scares me a little as the positive terminal seems to be ...   05-24-2005 09:06 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto Troubles (27 replies - 38264 views)

Brett, Your jetting seems pretty good to me.  I am running 45s in my 2.0 with essentially that jetting and am not having any problem.  What ...   05-24-2005 02:26 am

Body & interior stuff > Another steering wheel question (4 replies - 5501 views)

As a point of interest, I recall my steering collars were originally held in place by a small rubber band.  I thought this to be ...   05-17-2005 08:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > Loosing electrical?? (11 replies - 10085 views)

Hello Brett, I went through the same issues with my first set of Dellorto's a few years ago.  For the stock 907 I strongly suggest using ...   05-12-2005 10:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > Hardtop attachments (11 replies - 10563 views)

Here is sketch of the hard top bracket with the dimensions for fabrication. Regards, Jim ...   04-19-2005 08:59 pm

Body & interior stuff > Hardtop attachments (11 replies - 10563 views)

Hello Mark, The pictured hardware are the factory brackets and bolts that came with my car from the dealer.  The rods are simply carriage bolts.  Sounds like ...   04-18-2005 02:58 pm

Body & interior stuff > Hardtop attachments (11 replies - 10563 views)

Here's a photo of the hardtop brackets. Jim ...   04-18-2005 11:54 am

Miscellaneous > Nuts and Bolts. (6 replies - 7165 views)

I put together a list of some of the hardware when I did my restoration.  I will email you my excel spreadsheet.  General rule is all ...   04-10-2005 01:19 am

Miscellaneous > JH VIN 17948 Restoration (4 replies - 5857 views)

My parts car came with the wheel and I thought I would give it a try.  I am just getting the car registered today for ...   03-31-2005 11:58 am

Carburetors > Dellorto Gas Feed Location (5 replies - 6736 views)

Hello Brett, You can run the fuel lines anyway you want as long as each carb is getting 2.5 psi of fuel pressure.  I personally did ...   03-29-2005 07:34 pm

Miscellaneous > JH VIN 17948 Restoration (4 replies - 5857 views)

Hello John, What appears to be louvers are just indentations in the 5 mph bumper.  I believe they are on all the later 5 mph "rubber" ...   03-29-2005 03:26 pm

Miscellaneous > JH VIN 17948 Restoration (4 replies - 5857 views)

VIN 17948 is back on the road after 2 decades.  It's restoration is almost complete (finishing touches still to be done) and now just needs ...   03-29-2005 02:37 pm

Body & interior stuff > Doors (5 replies - 6588 views)

John, For what it's worth, I started at the stainless trim piece then stretched my vinyl out from there.  That way, I did not have to ...   03-26-2005 05:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Head Gasket Silicone Procedure (0 replies - 4002 views)

The restoration of JH 17948 is essentially complete.  I will post pictures in the photo gallery shortly.  The last hurdle was overcoming an external coolant ...   03-23-2005 02:27 pm

Body & interior stuff > Doors (4 replies - 5761 views)

Hello John, Alas, you are right.  I am describing the clips on the door lock.  This is what happens when I rely on memory.  You would ...   03-14-2005 09:25 pm

Body & interior stuff > Doors (4 replies - 5761 views)

John, The rod slips into the insert and is held by a little hinged "locking arm" that snaps over the rod.  Gently pry the "locking arm" ...   03-14-2005 02:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > Front and Rear main seals, timing gear removal (6 replies - 7230 views)

Hello Gary, I had tried to respond to your post on the old board but it would not let me. I have the same complaint about ...   03-13-2005 05:56 pm


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